This is an introduction to public policy in health care management, with a special focus on health systems in Asia.
It examines the role and relationships between policy planning, implementation and evaluation processes, and the different approaches of national health systems in providing, regulating and paying for health care.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- discuss and compare different public policy approaches to managing health care
- apply analytical tools and methods in planning, implementing and evaluating health programmes
- examine critically the impact of health sector reforms and the performance of health systems